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Machine gun preacher visiting Coast

Machine gun preacher Sam Childers. Photo:Contributed, Kevin Evans Not for sale
Machine gun preacher Sam Childers. Photo:Contributed, Kevin Evans Not for sale
THE man known as the machine gun preacher,  Sam Childers, is bringing his incredible story to Nambour on Tuesday, November 17.

The former drug dealing, outlaw biker now risks his life to rescue children in Southern Sudan from one of the world's most wanted and vicious terrorists in an area so dangerous that few international aid groups dare enter.

Rev. Childers' story is told in a captivating and inspirational memoir ‘Another Man's War: The True Story of One Man's Battle to Save Children in the Sudan.’

The story tells of Childers' transformation from a violent, drug dealing thug and outlaw biker to a man of faith with a passion for saving the lives of children in Africa.

For the last 12 years Rev. Childers has been battling to rescue children from horrific violence in one of the world's most lawless areas in Sudan.

 A brutal terrorist, Joseph Kony and his rebel army – The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) have been relentlessly terrorising thousands of innocent people.

 Under Kony's direction the LRA ambushes unsuspecting villages, burns all the houses, then tortures, maims and kills the people.

Around 50,000 children have been captured, enslaved into Kony's rebel army or sold to the slave traders of Northern Sudan. These children are often forced to kill their parents or be killed themselves.

Rev. Childers is on a mission to rescue as many children as he can and put an end to Kony's reign of terror. He fights on the front line of the war zone, at times sleeping in the bush with an AK-47 on one side and a bible on the other.

He's rescued over 1000 children, reuniting 700 of them with their families. Around 300 children live in an orphanage built by Rev. Childers where they are protected and rehabilitated.

For details about Rev. Childers and his work in Sudan visit www.machinegunpreacher.org

Rev. Sam Childers will speak on Tuesday November 17 at The Professional Learning Centre, Burnside State High School, Blaxland Road, Nambour.

 Doors open at 6.30pm for 7.00m start. Admission is $10 and light snacks are available. Bookings essential - phone Liila 5450 6081or email liilaishere@yahoo.com

OTHER QUEENSLAND DATES
20th November Friday :
6pm ALL YOUTH  SERVICE
SunCoast Christian Outreach Centre, Kiel Mountain Rd, Woombye Qld

22nd November Sunday  : 9am @ SunCoast Christian Outreach Centre
Kiel Mountain Road, Woombye, Qld

22nd November Sunday  : 6pm @ Victory Ministries International Church
Old Bruce Highway Tanawha Qld  (the old Supa Bee Building)

25th November Wednesday : 6.00pm @ Maleny Baptist Centre, 
Corner of Landsborough and McCarthy Roads,. Maleny

 27th November Friday  : 6pm @ Flaxton Gardens,313  Flaxton Drive,Flaxton  : 3 Course meal DINNER FUNCTION : TICKETS $55.00 per person
Bookings : Kevin Evans 07 5442 3477

 28th November Saturday : 6pm @ QueenslandConservatorium of Music
16 Russell StreetSouth Bank, Qld : Musical Concert Tickets $15.00

HOPE FOR SUDAN Music CONCERT : ALL WELCOME : LIMITED SEATS PLEASE BOOK EARLY

Call :Alethea  : 0423 634 167  or Eli  0406 939 843

 29th November : Sunday 9am @ Coolum Christian Family Church

: Sunday 6pm YOUTH SERVICE ALL WELCOME

Corner of Arcoona Roadand Yandina-Coolum Road,Coolum                   

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